The day since Android Lollipop came into existence, since then most of the Android Geeks are waiting for the Android Lollipop update to arrive for their Devices. Yesterday I posted regarding installation CM12 Android Lollipop in Galaxy S5 and today found a Leaked Android Lollipop ROM for Galaxy S5.
It seems to be a leaked version of Android Lollipop ROM for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 Model. Follow the steps in the guide and to Learn How to install Android Lollipop in your Sprint Galaxy S5 successfully. Talking about the leak, it is based on the Android Lollipop Test Build, so it can be said that Firmware won’t be similar to OTA Android Lollipop update for Galaxy S5 which would occur in Future. So if you are someone who likes to test something before hand then you can follow this guide and install the ROM so that you can have a glimpse of the Features of Android Lollipop update which would take place for the Galaxy S5 (Sprint/T-Mobile/International version)
Guidelines before installing the Leaked Android Lollipop for Sprint Galaxy S5
- Follow this guide only to install Lollipop in the Sprint Galaxy S5, in case you try it for some other Samsung Galaxy S5 versions then you may end up bricking or messing up with the phone.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for Sprint Galaxy S5 (Prior to the installation)
- Enable USB Debugging ( Settings -> Developer Options -> Check mark USB Debugging mode, in case you don’t find the Developer options then go to settings -> About Device -> Build number and tap the build number for 7-8 times and the developer tools will be enabled in the Galaxy S5
- Download ODIN and Extract it (Prior to Lollipop ROM installation on S5)
Odin will help you to install the Firmware to the Galaxy S5.
Once you are ready with all the above listed stuff then we will begin with the installation of the Leaked Android Lollipop ( PVPU1BNKD Build Number) ROM in the Sprint Galaxy S5.
How to Flash Leaked Android Lollipop PVPU1BNKD ROM for Sprint Galaxy S5
Before beginning with the steps, If you have a Rooted Galaxy S5 then continue with the steps or else navigate to xda for Rooting the Galaxy S5 (Sprint variant) and then come back to here and begin with the installation/Flashing process.
Step 1 : Download the Leaked Android Lollipop ROM
This is the main file without which you can’t decide what to install because this is the leaked Android Lollipop OS which we will be installing so just download : Leaked Android lollipop ROM for Galaxy S5 (.exe) and click on the .exe file and you will be able to extract the tar.md5 file. Save that file to your computer system.
Step 2 : Boot the Device into Download Mode
To install the ROM using Odin it is necessary for you to put the Galaxy S5 in Download mode. Don’t know the key combinations to put the phone in download mode? Don’t worry Follow this guide to : Reboot Device into Download Mode without Pressing keys (this guide is for recovery mode but can use the same for putting the phone in Download Mode also.
Step 3 : Start Odin.exe in your PC/Laptop
Once you start the Odin (Executable File). Plug in the Galaxy S5 (Sprint) to your Computer System and wait for the Odin to Detect the Phone, inc case the Phone remains Unrecognized or the Phone isn’t detected then re-install the Samsung Drivers.
Step 4 : Install the Leaked Lollipop ROM in Galaxy S5 (Sprint)
Once the Odin Detects the device, go to the main screen and click on the “AP button” and Find the “G900P_NKD_FullRestore.tar.md5” it would be located in the location where you downloaded the Leaked Lollipop ROM after finding it, Load that file in Odin and Hit on Start button, and you’ve started with the installation process. Once the Leaked Lollipop ROM (PVPU1BNKD ROM) is Flashed you will notice the device rebooting. You will see two reboots taking place, so don’t get worried if your device doesn’t gets booted up, once you see the Android Lollipop (5.0) Welcome screen you’ve successfully installed the Leaked Android Lollipop in Galaxy S5.
In case you have any problems regarding the Leaked Lollipop ROM do post a comment below or get in touch with me, using contact page and I’ll try my best to help you install the Lollipop OS for your Galaxy S5.
Note : Neither Droidmen nor the Author will be responsible if you end up bricking up the device, damage or any other problem which occurs while or after installation of the Custom ROM.
Credits : XDA